Ansys 2020 R2: Laser Simulation with Ansys Lumerical

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Ansys Lumerical offers a one-stop design flow for photonic gain elements and lasers, including device-level physical simulation, compact model extraction, circuit-level simulation and the ability to integrate with a broad ecosystem of tools for photonic integrated circuit design and fabrication.

Based on the travelling wave laser model (TWLM) in the INTERCONNECT design environment, devices designed with Lumerical account for electronic, optical and thermal effects that are critical for the accurate characterization of laser performance. Ansys provides all the necessary tools to design lasers for popular applications including datacom, biosensing, lidar and more.

In the webinar, we will provide an overview of Lumerical’s laser library with those features related to TWLM and MQW solvers highlighted. We will discuss many of the new features available with the recent 2020 R2 release, including:

  1. Gain modeling for InP/InGaAsP and GaAs/InGaAs technologies
  2. Complex grating structures for DFB models
  3. Thermal transport for characterization with self-heating effects

Using these features, we will illustrate a complete parameter extraction workflow for an active MQW waveguide that can then be incorporated into a sophisticated compact model for a wide variety of gain and laser designs.

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